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Jess Daly

Professional Photography Alumni

The CAT Digital Photography Program jumpstarted my photography career! When I applied to the Digital Photography program, I only knew how to shoot in auto mode on my camera. The first few months were very intense as I tried to grapple with the techniques of manual camera basics. My instructors did not give up on me and pushed me harder to succeed because they knew I could! I graduated in 2020 at the top of my class because I could ask my instructors for help understanding the material, and they were always happy to help! Everything I learned at CATO- and the access to a state-of-the-art studio, technology and knowledgeable industry professionals- most definitely helped me muster the courage and confidence in my work to make my passion into the successful business it is today! The program covers everything from Camera and Lighting Basics, High-end Commercial Grade Retouching, Business Management, and much more. I don’t think I would be where I am in the industry in such a short time without taking the Digital Photography program.